Bavaria?s Free Voters party, which wants Greek debt to be cut to zero and the drachma reintroduced, is ratcheting up pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel?s coalition partner to take a more euro-skeptic view.
The Free Voters oppose Europe?s bailout funds and became the first German parliamentary party to lodge a legal complaint against them in the nation?s highest court.
The Federal Constitutional Court will announce its ruling next Wednesday.
?We need a massive debt cut? in Greece ?to zero,? Hubert Aiwanger, the Free Voters? leader, said on Wednesday at a news conference in Berlin. ?To give this country a fresh start, the drachma will at the least have to run parallel to the euro.? [Bloomberg]